Minas Gerais recorded 6,809 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to data from Wednesday’s Epidemiological Bulletin (6/1), issued by the state’s Department of Health (SES-MG). Yesterday, 17 deaths were recorded in the state and 5,081 people were confirmed to have the disease..
Compared to the first day of last month, which recorded 309 new cases and no deaths, the beginning of June showed a significant level of infected people, something that the health authorities in Minas had already expected.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, 3,422,500 miners have been confirmed to have the disease, and 3,226,565 cases have recovered. In all, 61,579 people have died, and 134,356 people are currently being followed up, that is, they have not progressed to death, and their clinical condition is still being monitored or awaiting update by the municipalities.
According to SES-MG, 58.5% of the population of Minas Gerais, under the age of 60, have had their vaccination card updated. In addition, 89.2% had already taken the first dose of the immune system against COVID-19, while the second dose had been applied by 83.01%.
In the case of children, although 69.43% of the children received the first dose of vaccination, only 35.06% of the children received the second dose. “The vaccination is only effective in two doses. Therefore, it is important for parents or guardians to take their children to the health center. The Minister of Health explained, in a press conference held last Thursday (26/5), to speed up the pace of vaccination of children, as they are among the people most affected by respiratory diseases.” .
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